Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversay 2-Day Blog Hop (Day One)

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Hello lovelies!  Shay here to welcome you to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the fabulous Power Poppy Blog, but if not don't worry a full blog list for today's hop can be found later when you scroll down or you can start at Rubeena's blog HERE.

This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on THIS PAGE. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card


DAY ONE BLOG HOP LIST

Winnie & Walter Blog <==YOU ARE HERE
Maria Peters (Instagram)

MY PROJECT

First, I just wanted to say what a privilege it is to celebrate and participate in this blog hop honoring Rubeena's 4th Crafting Anniversary.  Rubeena is not only superlatively talented, but incredibly generous, dedicated, friendly and all-round an awesome sweetheart of a person.   What a treat to commemorate her and her contributions to our crafting community!  

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So I thought I would create a pretty floral card, but I somehow stamped the wrong sentiment. lol  Do you ever do this?  I meant to stamp "so happy for you", but I accidentally stamped "to you" rather than "for you" so I had to change the sentiment so it will be a birthday card.  Fiddlesticks!  We can pretend I meant to do that, but we both know better.

Most of this card is stamped using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez with the notable exception of the frame which is from Framed with Evelin T Designs.  I used Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in black jack for all the outline flowers and leaves and icing on the cake for the frame.  For the solid layer of the flowers I used Distress Oxide Inks in abandoned coral and fossilized amber and the leaves are cracked pistachio and the "happy" in broken china.  I then cut them all out using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez Cutaways.  

I stamped the frame and then colored it in with watered down black jack.  I then arranged the flowers and leaves on two corners of the frame and glued them on.  I figured out the placement of the happy and then stamped the supporting wrong revised sentiments in black jack in the frame.  I glued on the "happy".

On the actual card base I stamped the strawberry seeds from the stamp set in broken china in a sort of meandering wave across the front and flicked yellow spray in the same diagonal direction.

I then adhered the frame to the card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  Pretty simple card.

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That's it for me, but there are so many much more marvelous cards to behold by the jaw-droppingly talented people after me.  Your next stop is the incredible Clearly Besotted Blog!!

Happy hopping,
Shay.


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253 comments:

  1. I really like it! So fresh and fun.

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  2. Loved, loved your card! We all make little mistakes--I always make a 'proto-type' card and the second one is always better than the first.

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  3. So very cheerful. Love your color choices. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  4. I love your coloring! What great bright colors! And of course the perfect sentiment!

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  5. I have stamped the wrong sentiment, but I just used it later!! Nothing is ever an error!! Great card, I love the flowers!! So bright!!

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  6. Love the card! You are so right about Rubeena- she is a gem!

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  7. Bob Ross was watching over your
    shoulder - there are no mistakes,
    only happy accidents. Great
    card - no matter what sentiment
    it has. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Your card is happy! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Shay, your card is thee sweetest!

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  10. Your card makes me smile! Love the bright colors and the way you used the strawberry seeds! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  11. I adore all that CAS white space on this card!!! Terrific!!!

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  12. CAS which I like & such a happy looking card too. I think it was a great idea to use the strawberry seeds to ground the flowers. So pretty!

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  13. You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

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  14. Pretty card! Love those beautiful flowers! I am happy to be hopping along to celebrate Rubeena's 4th crafting anniversary!

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  15. Great card. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love the card you made and the colors you used.

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  17. Such a pretty card!!! Love this frame stamp!!!

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  18. I like your happy floral card. So many people add tons of flowers and it's overwhelming for me. I like the simplicity better. Very pretty.

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  19. LOL. I would say I make errors on at least half my cards and have to adapt! This morning it was laying my card onto some watercolor I had left on one of my blocks! No worries, I just added a piece of designer paper inside the card! I think this is the fun of crafting... being able to be spontaneous and creative with our designs! I love the way your floral card turned out and someone will love it for their birthday!

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  20. Love your pretty floral card! I'd never guess you messed up on the sentiment -- looks like you meant to stamp that!

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  21. I love your card, no matter if your sentiment wasn’t what you meant it to be. It’s a beautiful birthday card!

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  22. Love this card so gorgeous 😍😍😍

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  23. This hop is amazing, and I love this happy card. Great colors and great execution.

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  24. Don’t you just love boo-boos?! They make us more creative! !

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  25. Very pretty! I love the frame around the sentiment and then the
    flowers on two corners. And it's the kind of card that any
    sentiment would be perfect!!

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  26. Very pretty card! Love the design!

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  27. This is so pretty and love your design...it's so good to hear that designers themselves sometimes make "boo boos"! LOL There's always a way to "fix" it!!

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  28. Such a pretty card, love the framed sentiment.

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  29. Beautiful card. It turned out to be a happy accident;) The frame is amazing.

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  30. Great blog hop, Awesome card! I love the vivid colors on the flowers!

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  31. Beautiful card. Love the brights and design. Hugz

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  32. Such a fun and fresh looking card! TFS, and thank you to Winnie & Walter for being a blog hop sponsor!

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  33. Oh Shay, you made me laugh...the question was do you every do that? (Stamp the wrong sentiment)..the answer would be.......OFTEN....sometimes my mind is just working so fast, that I am thinking about the next thing to do on my card...and OOPS....glad you could recover and save your sweet card....Great blog hop so far.....great little stories from each one of you....and I too want to celebrate this milestone for a talented young artist...and new momma......thanks again...big hugs

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  34. Lovely card. Thank you for supporting Rubeena in her crafty celebration

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  35. What a fun card, thank you for sharing!

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  36. This is soo pretty!! I am beyond happy to be part of such a wonderful celebration!!

    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  37. Beautiful and bright, happy card!!! Mistake or not, it's so nice that you found a way to salvage it and didn't have to start over. And, you did a fab job! TFS---have a very blessed day!

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  38. Happy accidents are what makes crafting so interesting! And I love the card. It is really gorgeous!

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  39. The sentiment still turned out great- thanks for sharing your 'mistake' but it still looked great

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  40. What a lovely card! So fresh and happy - makes a perfect Happy Birthday card (wink).

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  41. Nice card - so great to be able to salvage a boo-boo and no one the wiser (unless you advertise!) :-)

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  42. If you hadn't spilled the beans, no one would have known. My first thought when I saw the sentiment was "That's a neat variation on the usual birthday wishes." :) I love how you used strawberry seed stamp to add some background interest.

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  43. Only someone special will make things, right, no mater what!

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  44. Shay, your card is adorable, and your heart is most generous! Thanks for always making everyone feel so special! xx
    =]

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  45. Love this beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for being the generous sponsor for this fun hop!

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  46. It's so sweet to see this community (crafters and sponsors united!) coming together to celebrate this anniversary. Thank you for sharing the inspiring card creation! (I think we can all relate to the slight goof :P) ~ Lenice

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  47. The splatter has my heart on this one. So fresh and bright.

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  48. Cute and cheery no matter what the sentiment. I like the framing and the background.

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  49. Pretty Beautiful with perfect splatters. So clean and fresh. ❤️πŸ’•❤️

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  50. I love the simplicity of the look of this beautiful card, but at second glance, you see all the great detail!

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  51. Hey, at least you ran with your mistake and was still able to use the card! :-) It's a wonderful card! Thanks for being a sponsor of this awesome anniversary hop!

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  52. This is wonderful, i love the simplicity with all of the details!

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  53. I love your bright, cheery birthday card. TFS

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  54. Lovely card, thanks for sharing.

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  55. This card is so cheerful! I love it!

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  56. Hehehehe....yes, we all make those kind of mistakes, too! Good save, Shay, because this is a lovely BD card!! I love the flowers and the rustic frame.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  57. Love this card! We would've never know that is wasn't suppose to be a birthday card!

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  58. I just love the beautiful simplicity of this card. Absolutely gorgeous ♥️

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  59. what a fun simple design! looks great! TFS!

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  60. I really like this, such pretty colors!

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  61. Love this sweet card. Beautiful coloring.

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  62. Thanks for being a sponsor for Rubeena. Great card you created for the hop.

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  63. The flowers seem sort of Nordic. LOVE the look!

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  64. Continuing on with mistakes sometimes makes the best cards lol, nice recovery and your card is beautiful. Congrats to Rubenna on 4 years, here's to 100 more years of making, creating, and sharing in this crazy fun industry we all love!

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  65. I really need to learn how to make cards that are more clean and simple. I love this look.

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  66. This card is so pretty! Love the simplicity of the design and the colors are so happy!

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  67. This is such a fun blog hop. So much great inspiration.

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  68. Wha a sweet card! I adore the little frame! Such an inspiring piece!

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  69. Sweet card, love the details.

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  70. What a pretty card!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  71. Such a pretty & cheerful card! Thanks fo sharing xx

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  72. I love this card - so simple and colorful!

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  73. I think the recipient of this Birthday card would be very happy! It's a lovely card!

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  74. You turned that into a wonderful Birthday card!

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  75. Fun card, regardless of the sentiment snafoo!

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  76. That is the most beautiful accidental card, love the color combo and the strawberry seeds background.

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  77. Very pretty card, and
    a great save! Love the
    inking on the card base.
    Carla from Utah

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  78. You have created a gorgeous floral card and I think your colouring is just so perfect, thanks for the inspiration.
    Diane Lousie xx

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  79. your secret's safe with me!! great card!

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  80. Love your card. Great design and coloring.
    (Gilda)

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  81. I love the clean and simple look of your card.

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  82. A very cheery card! Just the right amount of color and placements!

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  83. What a beautiful card!! I love the colors and a great design!!

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  84. Great looking card. Simple and sweet.

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  85. Lovely card! Nice to know that even the experts don't get it right the first time!

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  86. Love the framed sentiment with the bright colored flowers! I have had many bloopers in my card making...but most of the time it can be changed or modified! No one would ever know!! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. OMG Shay, you had me cracking up when you were talking about your accidental stamping!!! And you used such big words to describe me. I am humbled. You are all of those things, my friend! I will never forget your kindness towards me. You gave me the best opportunity - to be a leading lady and challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for celebrating with me and for sponsoring a generous prize. I hope I get to see you again at Creativation and spend more time together! Love you!!!

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  88. Great save on the card and flowers are perfect for Ruby

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  89. i think it is wonderful that you are supporting crafters and the community. your card is simple and elegant. there's a lot o thought that goes into a simple card.

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  90. So pretty, Shay--love the design & colors!

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  91. Love that you used distress oxides to color your flowers!! Great save on the sentiment; it looks perfect!

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  92. This card is absolutely lovely !! Thanks for sharing.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  93. Lovely card, made me smile. Love the clean lines and cheerful florals.

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  94. Beautiful! I really love the blue and yellow on the base of the card. How fun that there is a strawberry seed stamp.

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  95. And what a Happy card it is, too!

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  96. Your florals are very bright and cheerful and the frame is terrific. The use of the strawberry seeds in yellow and blue as a background added to the playful look of your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  97. Such a fun and cheery card! Love the colors and the clever use of the strawberry seeds as accents is brilliant! Thanks for providing inspiration!

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  98. Thanks for sharing your story and card.
    I think it is funny and challenging to find another way of making the card, when I make mistakes. Then I'm the only one knowing about the error and the card ends up as something different than intended. But that's the fun in all this, I think.
    I really like the card. Even if you wanted it with another saying in the first place.

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  99. Such a sweet card, Shay. And no one can tell you intended to use a different sentiment. Also love how you've used the strawberry seeds to add interest to the background. Makes me want to go and play with this stamp set.

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  100. Sometimes accidents can turn into our best creations. Lovely, vibrant card!

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  101. Shay, your card is so pretty even with your 'boo-boo' and YES, it has happened to me as well! LOL
    Love the flowers in the corners of the frame, so sweet.
    Thanks for sponsoring so generously!

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  102. This is a pretty cute card. The background stamping is such a great idea, it adds that extra touch.

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  103. Love the way the flowers are perfect for this card. Great job!

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  104. Lovely card. I love the scattered seed background.

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  105. The background stamps make your pretty card extra special.

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  106. Love your design & those awesome frames! The addition of the scattered strawberry seeds is a great touch!

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  107. Lovely card! I like the bright colors.

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  108. Your card made me smile, thank you so much!

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  109. Thank you for sharing your "mistake" it really turned into a wonderful happy card! Thank you as well for being a part of this incredible community!

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  110. I love happy mistakes. Great CAS card!

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  111. Such a lovely card Shay!! Love it. Hugsxx

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  112. Such a sweet card. It made me smile. TFS!

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  113. I love this sweet card - even with the revised sentiment. 😁 The dots are a perfect background accent. Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

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  114. Such a pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  115. Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

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  116. I love your colorful birthday card; it was a happy mistake.

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  117. :) Hey, it could absolutely be 4th Blog Birthday instead of Anniversary!

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  118. Your card is so pretty! I love how you framed the sentiment...which looks great even if that's not the exact thing you wanted to say :) Thank you for sponsoring this fun blog hop!

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  119. Pretty card! I bet the person that gets that card for their birthday will be glad of your mistake!

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  120. Gorgeous and delicate card - love the design!

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  121. A lovely card, and the broken china seeds and the yellow flicks certainly add to it.

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  122. Your card turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your "mistakes"! Thanks for being part of Rubeena's anniversary blog hop!

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  123. Wish I could see a more close-up photo of the card. It does make me happy, though.

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  124. Sweet card! Love the layout and design - such a great hop!

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  125. Love how you combined the florals and frame, and the fun colors... such a gorgeous card, Shay!

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  126. Such a bright and "Happy" Card.

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  127. Lovely color combinations. Making errors is part of the fun of finding creative solutions.

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  128. Such fun colors...definitely a happy card!

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  129. “To you” worked perfectly fine on this card. Beautiful!

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  130. This card would brighten any persons day. Just lovely :)

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  131. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration!

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  132. wonderful card - and I never would have known there was a "mistake" - and the background you created for those pretty flowers enhances your card so much!

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  133. I love how your simple background really ties everything together. Such a pretty card!

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  134. Oh...a happy card...love the little blue "seeds"

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  135. Such a "happy" card...love the colors

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  136. I love your simple card! The frame really stands out with the layered flowers on the corners! Glad you got the right sentiment!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  137. Such a pretty card! Simple yet beautiful!! :)

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  138. Such a lovely card. I love the clean crisp look.

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  139. I've done that many many times & have to find a way to salvage the card or change it by covering it up. Nice to know i'm not the only one who that happens too. Beautiful card!

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  140. I love the natural frame for these flowers to cluster around...pretty card.

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  141. Fabulous card!! Love the flowers and frame!!

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  142. A million words of thanks to Shay and her team for taking part in this special event. We are so blessed by your generous support.
    Thank you!
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  143. Great save! Love the fun and colorful card!

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  144. This card is just so bright and happy I have to smile!

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  145. Such adorable card! I love the design and the colors.

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  146. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Beautifully simple card...

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  147. Great card, gorgeous colours!!

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  148. Love your card! It’s simple and refreshing! :)

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  149. Love your flowers.It makes me a "happy hopper", looking at these cards.

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  150. Great card, no matter what the sentiment. Love the bright colors and how you placed the flowers on the corners of the frame.

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  151. What a sweet CAS card! I love that frame stamp!

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  152. Sweet! Love your card and how wonderful to be a sponsor! Thank you!

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  153. What a sweet card, perfect for any occasion!

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  154. Cute card, despite your original intentions for it! Thank you for sharing the story though cause so many of us non-professionals beat ourselves up for silly mistakes and trash a lot of perfectly usable work just because it wasn't what we originally intended. Its good to see someone turn it around and make it work!!! A good reminder that a mistake is just a good place for an embellishment :-)

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  155. So a sweet card! Lovely dsign! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  156. Sweet and simple. Love the card.

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  157. I do love Catherine Pooler inks! Love your cards, gorgeous

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  158. Cute mistake to create a beautiful birthday card.

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  159. What a bright and fun card! Thanks for sharing.

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  160. Love the extra touch of the blue strawberry seeds and yellow splatters.

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  161. Great card and I wouldn’t even know you made a mistake if I didn’t read the story

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  162. Very pretty card. Love how you used the frame!

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